triphosphoric acid

noun

tri·​phosphoric acid
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: a polyphosphoric acid H5P3O10 that is a partial anhydride of three molecules of orthophosphoric acid, is capable of hydrolysis into orthophosphoric acid and pyrophosphoric acid, and is known chiefly in the form of salts and esters

Word History

Etymology

tri- + phosphoric

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“Triphosphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triphosphoric%20acid. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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